And what do they do? 🌎

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I recently interviewed for a Software Engineering position with a company that specializes in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Before researching this company, I had never even heard the term, but after looking into the company I was blown away by the product they had created and what it could do. When interviewing with the company I learned even more about GIS and how it's made and what it's used for, this…


The State of Software Engineering during these crazy times 😳

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All of us have been impacted by COVID-19 in one way or another, but I wanted to explore exactly how it’s impacted the world of software engineering. I decided to explore it from multiple levels such as going through a coding bootcamp during COVID (which I just did), trying to find a software engineering job during COVID (which I am currently doing), and lastly, once you secure…


How to Build a Web Developer Portfolio for Free | Part 2

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In How to Build a Web Developer Portfolio for Free | Part 1 we discussed everything you need to know to get a personal website up and running for the world to see (for free). Here in Part 2, we will be discussing what content needs to be on your new portfolio website to start building your personal brand and show off the great work you have accomplished. I mean, we’re Web Developers, so our personal websites…


To start building your personal brand 👨‍💻

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Example Portfolio Website

As I neared graduation from my Software Engineering Bootcamp, I realized that I needed to start doing everything I can to get my name out there to potential employers and start building my personal brand. I did some research and realized how essential it is to have a portfolio website for yourself, basically a portal for anyone to meet you and more importantly- to see your work. I decided to…


And how we can now leave git terminal commands behind (mostly) 🙌

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We all know that Visual Studio Code (VS Code) is the BEST overall text editor out there, but even with that- most people still are not aware of all of its amazing features. We’re going to dive into what I believe is one of the most powerful ones, the built-in version control tools for VS Code. We’ll look at how you can utilize them to save time…


“Unprotected data” == “BAD” 😬

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When it comes to APIs, we’re generally so excited to get our apps up and running with the plethora of data- that we don't initially stop to think of the security aspects of using one. Yet, we can find stories everywhere online where an API key was stolen, and all of a sudden the key owner is sent a huge bill for API calls that they never made. Is there a way to stop this? There is! …

Stephen Anderson

Hi, I’m Stephen! I’m a Software Engineer just trying to help people through applications that make the world better. Check me out at stephenanderson.dev.

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